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tempore: the gentleman yields back. the chair recognizes the gentleman from indiana, mr. donnelly, for five minutes. mr. donnelly: thank you, madam speaker. today i rise to pay tribute to john oliver, an outstanding american citizen who has shown commitment and service to his hometown of plymouth, indiana, our state, and our country. a native of new castle in the united kingdom, 50 years ago this month john immigrated to the united states, on march 19, 1962, when he was only 19. in 1975 he officially became a suns citizen. -- a united states citizen. he is a dear friend not only to me but people around the country and world. he began his journey in the manufacturing industry as a laborer for a small research and development firm. he moved to plymouth, indiana, to work for that company, ultimately becoming its president in 1977. nine years later john purchased the company and renamed it u.s. granules. which today produces 50% of the world's granular ue lated aluminum. with his -- granulated aluminum. with his leadership it remains a leader in technology and in quality and they have
to the air force academy and is a graduate of indiana university's law school. he is a huge hoosier fan and i can only imagine how proud he was of the indiana elite eight basketball performance against kentucky last friday. the home thing that -- wrong was that kentucky beat indiana by a vote of -- by one point, 73-72. so that kind of ended indiana in the march madness. another part of the behind-the-scenes function of the house that john's strategic wisdom and advice was critical to the continuity of the house function was in the days and weeks following the tragic events of september 11, 2001. and he performed there admirably. so john has led the parliamentarian's office in a collegial and a very profession al-manar, to the benefit of the office, the members and the house and we are fortunate for his service and wish him well in retirement and we will miss him. i yield back. mr. dingell: mr. speaker, at this time i yield two minutes to my distinguished friend from virginia, through my good friend from ohio, to the gentleman from virginia. >> thank you for yielding time. i'm not from virgini
.d. necessarily, but you need a utility bill with your name on it or something like that. out of indiana came the supreme court case where that noted right winger, justice john paul stevens, in a 6-3 majority, said that voter i.d. laws are perfectly constitutional. the point of the voting rights act is to keep states operating constitutionally. clearly, in my view, doj has overreached its voting rights act authority in rejecting south carolina, texas. i do not know of george it is in on that as well -- if georgia is in that as well. their voter i.d. laws. that will get litigated, and d.o.j. i expect to lose. >> have you looked into how different or similar it is? >> it is different. for example, while south carolina requires a set of i.d.'s with a photo, and they will bring a bus to your house if you can't travel. they have free ones and all those things. they have brought down the barriers extraordinarily. virginia is a little bit different. we will let you use a utility bill with your address, it is the same as your address on the voter rolls. if someone is going to cheat and fraudulently v
in indiana and indiana university law school in indianapolis. he joined the fbi in indianapolis. he went on to work in new york before heading to the headquarters in washington to supervise the organized crime section. since 1999 when he helped lead the inquiry into the crash of egypt flight 990 in nantucket, massachusetts, he has worked with the nation's highest profile cases involving national security. after the 9/11 attacks, he was put in charge of the fbi's extensive counter terrorism branch. he became the bureau's executive director of counterintelligence. he led a number of high-profile investigations including the breakup of a plot to blow up new york subways in 2009 and later that year the case of the would-be underwear bomber and christmas day. he also took part in the investigation of an attempted car bombing in times were in 2010. in 2004, he was named deputy director of the fbi and a serving in the number two position when police asked him to fulfill the top spot of the tsa. today he oversees 60,000 employees to provide security at more than 450 airports and through the fede
: the gentlelady from nevada yields back. for what purpose does the gentleman from indiana rise? >> ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: so ordered. mr. pence: mr. speaker, there is a lot of issues being debated here in our nation's capital, but hoosiers are talking about just one thing and that is rising prices at the pump. the average price of gasoline in indiana right now is $3.82 a gallon. that's 10 cents higher than the national average. and it's worth noting when president obama came to office the average price of gasoline nationwide was $1.79. this administration pushed cap and trade, national energy tax that the president said would cause utility rates to skyrocket. they pushed it through regulations even though it didn't make it in the congress. they suspended deep water drilling in the gulf of mexico for a time. they placed the entire pacific and atlantic coasts off-limits to drilling. refused to explore alaska. decreased production across the western part of our nation, and most recently rejected the keystone x.l. pipeline. i say and i tak
system back in better regards in the education community. doip indiana, francis on our democrats line, good morning. caller: good morning. host: hi. caller: i've got to tell you, leave no child behind was to destroy the union. it was to take money away from public schools and give to private schools and parochial schools, which is a violation of our constitution and state. but the way they got around that loophole was they gave the money to the parents. i got to tell you about something i read in my morning paper in fort wayne, indiana. a new deduction on indiana state tax forms is going to take a lot of people by surprise. the general assembly last year approved a tax break for families who home school or send their children to private or parochial schools. $1,000 per child deduction is not available to parents who send their kids to public schools. it's another diversion of money. host: was there a reason? caller: a republican of goshen, along with a senator of auburn, who actually is my aunt's nephew, who's 105, told a south bend tv station last year that the deduction was a matter
to new york to tennessee to indiana. we have our folks go across the country all the time. our service member affairs brings back a wealth of information and insight on the problems military veterans are facing. we have skip humphrey heading our older americans. he's out now canvasing the country to understand special problems with that population. and a generation like myself that is taking care of and looking after elderly parents. so i think that as we work, we have a mission. it is a mission set by congress. we want support and partnership with all elected and appointed officials and other agencies to do our work, and that will make us more successful. >> we have time for maybe one more question here. do you want to take it? >> just to get back to the oversight question a little bit, and the question of possible legal action, is that impeding the agency at all, the thought that the first aggressive action you take, rule making or enforcement action, is likely to end up in court, challenged, because of the recent appointment? are you prepared for that contingency? is that holding yo
, but one of the bills, h.r. 4088, it's got a new sponsor, the gentleman from indiana, mr. quayle, and we have never seen that in our committee. i checked. that bill was introduced february 24 or something. it's never had a hearing. it's never been through committee. so why are we getting a bill on the floor now that has never been seen in our committee? i would yield to the gentleman from the rules committee. mr. sessions: i'm not seeking recognition -- mr. frank: i thought -- mr. sessions: the gentleman from arizona has a good bill and i encourage you to read it. mr. frank: i have read the bill, but to be told that we are going to in a party that says -- voted for regular order bring out a bill, 4088 has had no committee consideration whatsoever. the other bills have. the other five. but it's never been brought up in a hearing, it's never been in subcommittee, it's never been in committee. and the notion that it's a good bill and therefore should be immune from any committee process is very discouraging. this is a bill that's only been in existence for a couple weeks. and the gentleman
the gentleman from indiana rise? >> mr. speaker, ski unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. the house will be in order. the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> we are told to mourn with those who mourn and grieve with those who grieve. mr. pence: mr. speaker, i rise to do so today. across southern indiana in henrysville, marysville and others, hoosier families and communities are picking up the pieces after one of the most deaf straiting -- devastating tornadoes in my lifetime swept through the state. i come to the floor today to pay tribute to the loss and to those who lost their homes and businesses, to pay tribute to the first respoppeders and to the countless thousands of hoosiers who have come alongside their neighbors in this grievous hour. as millions of americans have witnessed on television, these violent storms left utter destruction in their wake across a three-state area. schools, businesses, and homes are reduced to piles of rubble, cars were flipped an thrown about as if they w
devotion to the house is -- as his commitment to indiana basketball. coach bobby knight once defined discipline as doing what you have to do, doing it as well as you possibly can and doing it that way all the time. john sullivan is the most disciplined to have served this house. he's consistently shown grace under pressure. what may be well one of the biggest pressure cookers on earth. he's strengthened and modernized the office of the parliamentarian to meet a more open and transparent congress. john, who was here on 9/11, determined how the house should go forward and has spent every day preparing for the unexpected. in a body where everything can happen, he's always thinking two steps ahead, like any good coach. so, of course, john's a modest man. he would just say he was just him doing his job. like i said, disciplined. but make no mistake, for the house and the people that we serve, he's gone above and beyond the call of duty. john, we're sorry to see you go but we want to wish you and your family the best and on behalf of the whole house, we want to thank for your service. the
and students. the chair: the gentleman yields back. for what purpose does the gentleman from indiana seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to speak to the house for one minute and revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> i rise today to recognize an indiana-born and bred entrepreneur. charlotte lucas, along with her husband, forrest, funned lieu cat oil products in 1989. under her leadership, lucasoil est tab rushed itself as a top-rated addtive line. mr. rokita: charlotte is still the good-natured hoosier who loves to neat new people -- meet new people. there's a slogan at lucasoil, that says, quote, it works, unquote. i think the same can be said of charlotte. working on behalf of children, the elderly, race car drivers and their family, she has provided so many with a better place to live, work and raise a family. whatever charlotte does, it works. as a man of faith, i believe we were put on the earth to love one another and make the best of the gifts the lord provided. i look at charlotte, her husba
by a voter. you have had a voting irregularities by voting officials -- the secretary of state in indiana ran into trouble erupted to these issues. a photo id requirements will not stop this. this in some places is a solution in search of a problem. many states -- i am in new york today. we are headquartered in new york. in new york, everyone does not drive. they are more reliant on public transit to get around. so, if a person says doesn't everyone have a driver's license? now. everyone does not have a passport. if they do not travel internationally, they may not have a need and a passport is not free. since the beginning of this republic, it has been more the norm than the exception that people could present themselves, sign a sworn statement, and present themselves to vote. now, all of a sudden, in the advance of this 2012 election, there has been an avalanche of states. the truth there is a hint behind a curtain. there are those behind the curtain seeking to encourage legislators and states to pass these more restrictive voter i.d. laws, writing doppler legislation. -- breaking up regular
. don, a republican in fort wayne, indiana. good morning. caller: i am opposed to this. we've been retired some time. our former employer supplied us. we are on medicare. supplied us with a supplemental insurance policy to help cover some of the overruns that is not paid. if i am forced to pay this amount of dollar to buy an insurance policy through the government, well, i could see my company that i left and retired from probably dropping my supplemental insurance. he is coy to happen all over the country -- it is going to happen all over the country. host: don, let me get your response to this story in "the new york times" today. host: what do you think, don? even as the federal government does not, some states are looking at doing this themselves. caller: i have to cross that bridge when i come to it. another thing, too -- is the premium or the amount of insurance that sometimes families have 10 people and somebody else has four. every individual, man, woman, and child will be placed on this policy. how much will it cost per person? is everyone going to pay the same price. host:
. basically, we are saying maybe it is time for somebody new to step in and represent indiana. host: any concern that dick lugar could win -- lose the primary guest: : there is very little -- was the primary? guest: there is very little concern. there is a long record of voting for the stimulus and obamacare. these are a lot of things that indiana voters like. host: let us look it this graphic. the republicans are in the minority with 47 seats. the republicans have 51. derick two independent -- there are two independents. in ohio, brown is facing a reelection battle. in virginia, there is the fight and then claire mccaskill. guest: judge mandel -- josh mandel is also funning. he is -- running. he is a fiscal conservative. brown is to the left of almost all the democrats in the senate. this provides a stark contrast between -- on policy. thus, ohio is a -- plus, ohio is an important state. the turnout will be high. with obama and the gop nominee at the top of the ballot, this will be very serious race. in virginia, you have got george allen, who is the likely gop nominee, who is going to
on the line. caller: hello. host: where is michigan city? caller: actually, it is indiana. host: that's what i thought. caller: i want to speak on the silliness of a national parade. i just on see the logistics of it. where is it going to be held -- tin-tin, new york city, los angeles? -- washington? i think when they get off the plane they want to go straight home and see their loved ones. the parade would probably only be for the people, to make the citizens feel good. host: ellis is no longer with us. we will move on to baltimore. kirk on our independent line. caller: i think the veterans put their lives on the line for us. i think that if godzilla came over, our boys would get in airplanes and tanks and do their thing. you have to give respect to the troops even if you don't like the missions. so as far as a parade, i think they deserve more than a parade. they should be packed inside the stadium and for the whole day and they should have places where you can set up and some people can get help and health care because they might be homeless or they need some help. we need some people in th
stands approved. for what purpose does the gentleman from indiana rise? >> mr. speaker, i rise today to ask unanimous consent that i be removed as a co-sponsor on h.r. 3697. the speaker pro tempore: is there objection? without objection, so ordered. for what purpose does the gentleman from missouri rise? mr. clay: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to have my name removed as co-sponsor from h.r. 3359. the speaker pro tempore: is there objection? without objection, so ordered. for what purpose does the gentlelady from texas rise? ms. jackson lee: mr. speaker, on h.res. 591, roll call vote 119, i was detained on official business and i would like to indicate that i would have voted no on h.res. 591, the rule to h.r. 5. i ask unanimous consent that it be placed appropriately in the record. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, it will so be noted. jackson scrax jackson thank you -- ms. jackson lee: thank you. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from michigan rise? >> mr. speaker, i would ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative da
, the gentleman from indiana, mr. burton, is recognized for 48 minutes as the designee of the majority leader. mr. burton: thank you, madam speaker. i appreciate it. i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. burton: madam speaker, yesterday a good friend of mine, senator john mccain, became the first u.s. senator to publicly call for u.s.-led air strikes to halt the violence in syria. respectfully, i disagree with the senator from arizona. our main goal in the middle east is to protect our interests and the interests of our major ally, israel. if we are to be dragged into a civil war in syria for humanitarian reasons, i would respectfully remind senator mccain and the president that they do not have the power to unilaterally start a war. the authority to initial wait war is vested -- initiate war is vested in the constitution, specifically in congress, and the war powers act was enacted into law over a presidential veto. not an easy thing to accomplish. to fulfill the intent of the framers of the constitution of the united states in r
that a voter is who he or she claims to be. in 2008, the supreme court found that indiana's voter i.d. law was constitutional. and there were many other states that started to pattern their requirements after the indiana law -- texas, south dakota, and others. excuse me, south carolina and others did that. and were stopped by the justice department and challenged by the justice department. if the justice department could do this, what about states under the voting rights act. we now have to the three cases that will make their way to the supreme court. we will see whether states within the purview of the justice department under section 5 of the voting rights act will have their photo id requirements upheld by the courts. look, photo ids are pretty common occurrence in american life. you needed if you are going to buy alcohol or tobacco. you need it for a marriage license, to get on a plane, to check out a library book. having the voting -- the duty of voting require one to show a photo id, as long as it is not burdensome to get that total id, i think, will probably be upheld by the courts
it since he left the government and moved back to indiana. >> who is he? >> well, tom charles houston was a 29-year-old lawyer in the white house who worked for richard nixon, who admired richard nixon. and late in nixon's second term, first term, before he ran for re-election, in 1970-1971, the nixon white house determined that hoover was losing his grip. hoover was now past 75 years old. and he dent want to do some of the dirty tricks that nixon had ordered him to do. wiretapping, breaking, bugging. surveillance, stealing people's personal effects and doing it without judicial warrants on the order of the president. so they set up their own bucket shop, didn't they? in the white house. known as the plumbers. houston from the white house made a liaison with hoover's intelligence chief at the f.b.i. bill sullivan. so known to some of his colleagues as "crazy billy," had been working the intelligence beat for hoover since the 1950's. he wanted to take over the f.b.i. when hoover died. and he overreached. and he tried to take over the bureau when hoover was still alive. with this plan,
committee, chairman dan burton of indiana. mr. burton: i thank the gentlelady for yielding. you know, we judge as congressmen, our colleagues based upon their ability and how hard they work, but the thing i liked about don payne as a colleague with whom i worked for 24 years on the foreign affairs committee was he was a nice guy. he was really a nice guy. even when we had our differences, and there were many, when we served on the africa subcommittee together, we would debate and then we walked together down the hall and talk as friends and still discuss our differences but we did it in such a friendly way, and i really liked the guy. you know, one of the things i think so important is we really don't get to know each other too much in this place. you have 435 of us and people come who are wealthy and some who are very poor. some who came from bad beginnings and tough beginnings and some who came from the top, and we don't get to know each other very well. but i know don payne because i knew don payne because he worked so hard for the people he represented in newark, and he really fought
, california, and indiana to name a few. >> thank you, ladies and judgment. it good afternoon. thank you for being here. my name is michael. i want to thank georgetown university law center for hosting this very specially event that we have had and are having here today. hensarling sahlin influential leaders throughout the department of justice -- and for allowing influential leaders throughout the department of justice and other agencies and offices as well as nine different consumer protection groups to gather together under one roof and to talk about critical issues that affect millions of americans all across the country, every day. four weeks ago today, united states attorney general eric holder announced the creation of the consumer protection group, punctuating his commitment to preventing and prosecuting fraud against some of our most vulnerable citizens. during his time as attorney general, he has charged civil attorneys and criminal prosecutors to use all the resources in their arsenal to enhance their enforcement of consumer fraud. these efforts have been met with tremendous s
south bend, indiana. good morning. caller: good morning, libby, and c-span. i saw the president's speech. of course, aipac -- i hope c- span will let me get my comments out. while i think there is some room with concern for iran and the nuclear program -- i think it is unfortunate, again, that we have to police the world. i think the saber rattling it does not do us any good. of course, the president has to go there to aipac and do that. it is unfortunate that we are still police in the world like that, dictating who does what when. i do not think iran would be suicidal, wanting to lob one weapon into israel like that. we all know what the results would be. host: let's take a listen to what's the president had to say yesterday at aipac. [video clip] >> about the resolve of the united states. [applause] just as they should not doubt israel's sovereign right to make its own decisions about its security needs. [applause] i have said that when it comes to preventing iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon, i will take no options off the table, and i mean what i say. [applause] that includes all
. in indiana the economy boomed after a single rate went into effect in 2003 and the following three years the corporate tax receipts rose by 250%. here in congress there's no shortage of champions who have worked on the problem. i've been involved in this for a number of years but prior to my coming here, congressman david dreier of california, the chairman of the rules committee, has spent a number of years working on this concept. paul ryan, our budget chairman, paul ryan of wisconsin, chairman of the budget committee, has worked on this problem for a long time. mike pence of indiana who was our conference chair last term, of course my friend allen west of florida, all working to establish a simple tax rate structure for our country. other members are working on this in the senate as well. and let's be honest. this is a time where congress is not held in high regard and this would be a tremendous deliverable for the house and the senate to work together on simplifying the tax code and actually returning not just dollars to the american people, but giving them back their time. that we ro
indiana, mr. donnelly, for five minutes. mr. donnelly: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, i rise today to honor an american hero, ara parseghian, who has led a life dedicated to coaching shall teaching others, serving others, and a life that has given hope to families all across the world. many americans know about him through his legendary football career. before that, though, he proudly served our nation in the united states navy during world war ii. he went to college at miami of ohio. and was lucky enough to marry kathy davis. he was a leader and role model as the head football coach at miami of ohio, northwestern, and the university of notre dame, which is located in the congressional district that i'm honored to represent. mr. parseghian's impressive record at notre dame included two national championships and three bowl victories. accomplishments that resulted in his induction into the college football hall of fame in 1980. as a recognition of his tremendous achievements. more important, though, was his personal leadership and example and the character he instilled in his player
a comment from james on twitter. lowry from indiana -- laurie. caller: good morning. i have been a caretaker for some body-- they had a good job and they had good insurance. they lost their job. they started now with diarrhea. next time you have diarrhea, just think if you were sick for four years. how would you maintain insurance? host: i am so sorry. it sounds like an emotional issue for you. caller: i support having health care for americans. he did not qualify for medicaid. host: what he qualify under the new monetary limits? caller: absolutely. he has had three surgeries in one year. host: i'm so sorry for your suffering. thank you for sharing your story. caller: good morning. i think this is a good thing. health care, go ahead with this. congress has been wasting taxpayer money fighting the president on everything he has done. he has done only can and is still doing good. they have not come up with anything. they are trying to fight this down. host: a different perspective on twitter. "we're going broke anyway." tom in south bend, indiana. what is happening this morning? caller: i'm li
and had a long- term friendship with mitch daniels and indiana and many of these people have talked about coming into the race later. i think a great deal of all of them and we hope that there would be a chance. what i have seen from mitt romney from the very beginning is republican voters had come to the conclusion right or wrong that they had gone withi an excellent candidate in 2008 with john mccain so they will not go with the next best one this time. they keep talking about whether he is conservative or exciting enough but it is more that he will meet the bar. the one thing i would disagree with is the electability. we asked who was most delectable, and 58% of the republican electorate says mitt romney. if you looked at the romney/% from being even in terms of the national vote, over 2/3 of the santorum vote takes romney as a second choice. this is not a primary that has been i like my guy and i hate the other guy. it has been this week this is who i am for ended may change next week. -- and it may change next week. where will you get people moving closer and closer to the 58% of the
sure that a voter is who he or she claims to be. in 2008, the supreme court found that indiana's voter i.d. law was constitutional. and there were many other states that started to pattern their requirements after the indiana law. texas, south dakota, and others are -- excuse me, south carolina and others did that, but were stopped by the justice and challenged by the justice department. the justice department could do this with about 15 states under section five of the voting rights act. and we now probably would have anywhere from two to three cases that were probably make their way to the supreme court and we will see whether states within the purview of the justice department under section five of the voting rights act will have their photo i.d. requirements upheld by the court. look, photo i.d.'s are pretty common occurrence in american life. you need it if you're going to buy alcohol or tobacco. you need it for a marriage license. you need it to get on the plane. you need it to check out a library book. so having the voting -- the duty of voting require one to show a photo i.d. a
to the phone calls. jeff in indiana. caller: i a rick santorum supporter. i have been for the entire race. i was listening to your previous callers, and they are right. i think the other two guys are hindering the race. i think one could get behind one or the other, it would be a lot more competitive. there are votes out there that are being cast for newt gingrich and ron paul, and bless them for doing it, but i think it would be a much better sets, more fair. host: what about the money spent by mitt romney? he has outspent your candid it? if more state in, does he have to bend at a spread his resources a little bit more thin? it is just rick santorum, he can spend all this money going after rick santorum? caller: nobody knows it. it is a big secret thing, but i do not know how long his money will last. he has spent a lot of money in iowa when he started out. there is no telling. i think he might have extended his wares. about some oflk the issue and a minute. more from rick santorum last night. [video clip] host: sorry, we will get to that in just a minute. but may go to josh on the hot lin
this morning, voter i.d. laws for or against. a democrat from indiana. are you for or against that? caller: i am against. host: why is that? caller: -- host: anything else to add? caller: they are doing this to stop this black man from winning the election. host: let's go to new york. scott, independent caller. your thoughts. caller: i am a democrat but i am also running for office as an independent and i believe that when i go to vote, i actually have to present an idea of some sort. so, i think obviously you have to identify yourself in some way, shape, or form. what the id is, is debatable. a lot of different forums -- forms. but it is reasonable to prevent voter fraud to have some kind of idea. host: you broke up there a little bit. you said, on the other hand -- caller: i think you have to present yourself with some kind of id two present yourself, but it needs to be the least restrictive and not discriminate against especially minority groups or other groups, of which, at the report -- as the report said, tend not to have driver's licenses and other forms of id. but you do need to ident
: indiana. steve. a democrat there. caller: we should have never been in afghanistan, iraq, and we need to tell israel to live iran alone because they are the ones causing all of the problems for us. guest: well, first, i guess i have come to agree that the invasion of iraq was a mistake. at the time, i thought it was justified, as a lot of people did, but it's in the costs and benefits it is hard to come -- but seeing the costs and benefits, it is hard to come to that conclusion. if you go back to 2001, most americans had the feeling that we had to take the fight to the people that had done this. it is hard to think that we would not have gone into afghanistan. the question is how hard, how long, and i have been -- as i said earlier, i have learned that smaller footprint makes sense. in terms of israel and iran, it is clear president obama and most officials and commanders think it would be a mistake for israel to attack iran and trigger another war that is not as useful as it should be in dealing with the iranian nuclear problem and has enormous consequences that could catch us up in
? >> not here with the experts to answer questions. dan coats is senator from indiana and he writes -- next up is north carolina and this is michael who is an independent. >> thank you so much for allowing your callers to complete what they want to say. i watch "washington journal" and i listen to it every day. you had to cut off a couple of people but that is understandable. thank you for allowing people to say what they want to say. dick cheney does have a heart transplant. who paid for that? he is close to a billionaire. congress is themselves the best health care. we pay 70% of the health-care monthly premiums -- 72%. that is a subsidy of $11,000 per year per congressman. we need to demand that presidents, vice presidents, and congress -- they would fix these problems. if they do not like that, do not run for office. thank you so much. >> on twitter -- next is charleston, mississippi. this is antoine. you're on the air. all right. we'll take our next telephone call. we'll take a shot of people leaving the court as the minister why out after the oral arguments -- as they make their way afte
our last caller said. wayne is in fort wayne, indiana, republican line. caller: thanks for taking my call. i have an 11-year-old child attending public school. my history was i was born and raised in new york city and went to catholic school and always got a's and the last two years i had to go to public school. i came home with tears in my eyes telling my mom, they are morons. what it comes down to is the government should never be involved in the education of our children. it is a failure. in the 1950's, the u.s. have the number one educational system in the world. we have gone backwards. i remember watching my buddies that live in the inner city. we would go into the schools and they would have to have police officers escorting them out. the inner city is in destruction. the kids act like savages. the teachers are afraid to teach. it's imploding on them. if the only way is to allow each individual state their own right to govern and mandates and teach their children. corporal punishment should be in the schools. until we go to that, we will always have failure. these kids don't ev
to yield two minutes to the member from indiana, a member of the budget committee,. >> our brave men and women continue to serve in harm's way overseas, this nation's in trouble. young ying i wonder, which of the -- mr. young: i wonder, which of the following choices would americans choose if they had to pick one? would it be a, an across-the-board income tax increase? would it be b, a new tax increase on gas, electricity and natural gas? would it be c, a cut in funding for our soldiers to levels that the pentagon warns is dangerous to our national security? now i suspect, mr. speaker, that the american people have given the choice. they'd prefer to have an option d. none of the above. but unfortunately they're not given this choice in the progressive caucus budget. it forces instead all three options on the american public that is already struggling. it raises taxes and every income tax bracket to the tune of $4.4 trillion. it raises the price at the pump and on utility bills ever higher by creating a new tax on all fossil fuel-based energy sources. it makes no attempt to offset the
ways to meet our transportation needs. the most successful in the country was mitch daniels in indiana. >> what should the house do? >> i hope they will not go home with that. they have had a number of discussions about how to go forward on the transportation bill. we have had enough challenges over here without giving them advice. >> do you think you passed the three-month extension? >> we will certainly do some kind of extension. i will take one more. >> a lot of conservative groups are urging congress [unintelligible] are you concerned that position will prevent -- >> i do not know if it is my hearing are your voice, but i am have a hard time understanding. i think i covered that. we could do that very quickly. we need to schedule it. as i said earlier, we found time to turn to trying to raise the price of gas at the pump. it looks like that could dominate next week when we could have passed this in a day or so. ok. thanks everybody. >> president obama has nominated dartmouth's college president to head the world bank. pauling the announcement, the president is asked about the trayv
tempore: under the speaker's announced policy of january 5, 2011, the gentleman from indiana, mr. burton, is recognized for 60 minutes as the designee of the majority leader. mr. burton: thank you, mr. speaker. i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. burton: mr. speaker, last week president obama was in an oil field in new mexico and the president said that under my administration america is producing more oil today than at any time in the last eight years . he said that's a fact. that is a fact. he went on to say, you have my word that we will keep drilling everywhere we can and we'll do it while protecting the health and safety of the american people. and he said, a recent independent analysis showed that over the last 36 years, there has been no connection between the amount of oil that we drill in this country and the price of gasoline. there's no connection, he went on to say, and then the president added, even if we drilled every square inch of this country, we'd still only have 2%, 3%, or 4% of the world's known oil
, mr. camp. mr. camp: i yield two minutes to the gentleman from indiana, mr. pence. pensacola i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend. i rise in support of this h.r. 5. this bill will take an important step forward in dismantling the government takeover that was passed by this body some two years ago. it would repeal the independent payment advisory board included in obamacare and i strongly support it. now, quite frankly, the ipab that is the word that has been used on the floor of this debate is something that americans are unfamiliar with, but buried in section 3403 of obamacare, there is a powerful board of unelected bureaucrats, so-called independent payment advisory board, whose sole job would be to save money by restricting access to health care for medicare beneficiaries. that's the purpose. ipab is required to achieve specific savings in years when medicare spending is deemed to be too high and will lead to rationing and take medical decisions out of the hands of doctors and patients and will reduce patient choice. furthermore, obamacare doesn't even require that ipab
all the tech in a logical things that have taken place. host: indianapolis, indiana. tommy, independent line. caller: this is 2012. let's bring the cameras into the courtrooms. this is the supreme court. why are we keeping cameras out? it's a tech in a logical age. let's record it and see what everybody has to say. host: what are the values of airing these? caller: well, even if there are sound bites, you're still going to see who says what and how it affects it all. we're so backward really in the health care community and the cost and in the western civilization. health care is just a major issue, and i don't understand why it can't be televised so we can be informed of what's going on. host: one of the previous callers mentioned playing to the camera would come into play if they are allowed to televise these events. caller: that's fine. people are going to do that. but if it's important issues they see all the time, any issue in front of the supreme court should be televised on some level. host: here's are story about medicaid in the "wall street journal." states get me
-minute requests? the gentleman from indiana. mr. burton: i ask unanimous con -- consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. burton: i listened to my good friend from texas, mr. poe, a moment ago, i wondered if the president is -- if he's in town and not out campaigning someplace, if he's paying attention. if i had a chance, i know i can't acrets the president from the well but if i could, i would say mr. president, the people of this country are hurting. inflation is taking off on all kinds of food products and anything else that's being transported by truck. and it's because of the energy costs, gasoline is at almost an all-time high and you, mr. president, should be paying attention to it. we ought to be drawing off the -- drilling off the continental shelf, in anwr and in the gulf of mexico and we ought to be fracking and using coal oil shale. but mr. president, you're not doing any of those things. and the people are suffering. stay home, pay attention, mr. president. it's your job. i yield back the balance of my time. the speake
hopeful it will perform better this year. host: in indiana, a democratic caller. good morning. caller: i think the problem started in the 1980's. before 1980, the private sector -- in the 1980's, those jobs headed south of the united states. and then in the 1990's we had nafta. a union job pays more. you have to have people making enough money to pay income taxes. people do not make enough to pay it with the deductions they can take. any consumer, if they make enough money, they drive the economy. the private sector is around 4% to 5%. i think that is part of the problem. host: what you think mark zandi? >> interesting point. i do think the caller is right. nation's80's the manufacturing sector got hit very hard, particularly in the northwest. michigan, ohio. a lot of those jobs went into mexico and the emerging world. not only because of nafta, but because of the -- china came on the scene and emerging economies were very competitive. i think that description -- there is a lot of truth to it. i will say, though, that i think, now, our manufacturing base is very competitive. that is a ma
transportation needs and the most successful effort i'm aware of in the country was mitch daniels in indiana, made it impossible for any other governor to do that. >> what didn't -- [inaudible] >> you have to ask the house what they're going to do. they've had a number of discussions about how to go forward on the transportation bill. we had enough challenges other here without giving them advice. >> do you think next week that you'll have to pass the house three-month extension. >> next week what? >> that you'll pass the three-month extension the house has? >> is next week the expiration? we'll do some kind of extension. i'll take one more. >> a lot of conservative groups are urging congress to -- they really -- >> urging congress to what? >> to -- [inaudible] are you concerned the opposition will prevent it -- >> i don't know whether it's my ear or your voice. >> i wonder if you're concerned about the conservative opposition to the x.m. bank is going to prevent it? >> we could do that quickly, the majority leader inside the to schedule it and he found time to turn to -- try to raise price
indiana. hello, fred. caller: good morning c-span. i think it is time for a woman in the white house. they are hard working and they're very force falland i think it would be a good change for the whole world to see a strong woman in the white house. host: what do you do for a living? caller: i am a retired crane operator. host: from a cat or republican? caller: i am on the fence. i would like to see ron paul. thank you. host: thank you. i wanted to get a demographic on him. any comments? guest: i agree. host: 05 or -- ohio. caller: good morning. god bless c-span. we have come a long way. when we first moved here, women were being beaten and that was ok. lately, the question should be of the culture choices of why women would want to take the contraception. in other countries, they want them to be prostitutes. we still have quite a ways to go. i agree it woman -- it is sad what has happened to women thinking that is ok to have to have the choice to what? i do that even want to say what that choice would be. this is horrifying. host: liza mundy when it comes to politics, are women on
. host: daniel, indiana. republican. guest: good morning. vote for dick lugar. caller: i got a call from his office host: are you planning to vote for -- office. host: are you planning to vote for dick lugar? guest: i am. i'm still treading on the party line, as senator specter has for his political career. i commend you very much for that. you have proven that bipartisanship is possible in this nation and it opens up the system for all people to meet their leaders in the center. excuse me, i'm a part of the parkinson's community as well. guest: take your time. caller: to say i will vote for senator dick lugar, i cannot say yes right now, but i will most likely vote for him. i also called to escape, do you think the people in? -- ask you, do you think the people in afghanistan are still facing a critical threat from the taliban, and if we pull out, will the people beat successful in the fight for protecting their domestic future? guest: i think they are facing a threat, but there have been negotiations between the hamid karzai government and the taliban there was -- i was part of a congr
condition or some other pre- existing condition. host: daniel, independent, bloomington, indiana. caller: good morning. a gentleman called about wells consolidation to save a family member. i would say go ahead and consolidate your money. basically, if you are denied the coverage from the government, how is that treatment going to be provided from that family member. say your family member or your sister were told they could not get a bone marrow transplant because they had a problem. what are you going to do? are you going to suffer or get the treatment? host: david savage? guest: i'm not sure i understand about wells consolidation. in other words, if you have the money, you can pay for special treatment on your own. that's certainly a reasonable way to approach it. insurance, under any situation, does not cover everything. some people do have one of those extreme conditions where they need some special treatment that is quite expensive. it would obviously be worthwhile in that situation to have the money to do it. host: let's talk about law itself as it was written by congress the cour
congress. let's go to evansville, indiana. matthew is on the independent line. good morning. caller: good morning. i was listening to the last caller and i do not really know what i was going to say. i think is important that the tv's or the cameras that are covering congress when they talk about money, that is something they need expert -- that needs expert advice there. that is all. thank you. host: thank you, matthew. fred on twitter says cameras make it impossible for people to live. i do not want members to cooperate to raise spending. the pressure is on and it is hard. give us a call about the cameras in congress issue. the article as we began this debate -- we've got about 40 minutes left on this segment cameras came up in an article in the politico.com at the end of -- in political or at the end of last year. newt gingrich said his years of debate prep were actually through c-span. he said the cable network gave him a conduit to reach a generation of conservative activists, and a laboratory for figuring how to dominate the news cycles, skills he has relied on in debate performance
for or against. a democrat from indiana. are you for or against that? caller: i am against. host: why is that? caller: -- host: anything else to add? caller: they are doing this to stop this black man from winning the election. host: let's go to new york. scott, independent caller. your thoughts. caller: i am a democrat but i am also running for office as an independent and i believe that when i go to vote, i actually have to present an idea of some sort. so, i think obviously you have to identify yourself in some way, shape, or form. what the id is, is debatable. a lot of different forums -- forms. but it is reasonable to prevent voter fraud to have some kind of idea. host: you broke up there a little bit. you said, on the other hand -- caller: i think you have to present yourself with some kind of id two present yourself, but it needs to be the least restrictive and not discriminate against especially minority groups or other groups, of which, at the report -- as the report said, tend not to have driver's licenses and other forms of id. but you do need to identify the person who has to vote
, joining us from south bend, indiana. good morning. caller: good morning, libby, and c-span. i saw the president's speech. of course, aipac -- i hope c- span will let me get my comments out. while i think there is some room with concern for iran and the nuclear program -- i think it is unfortunate, again, that we have to police the world. i think the saber rattling it does not do us any good. of course, the president has to go there to aipac and do that. it is unfortunate that we are still police in the world like that, dictating who does what when. i do not think iran would be suicidal, wanting to lob one weapon into israel like that. we all know what the results would be. host: let's take a listen to what's the president had to say yesterday at aipac. [video clip] >> about the resolve of the united states. [applause] just as they should not doubt israel's sovereign right to make its own decisions about its security needs. [applause] i have said that when it comes to preventing iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon, i will take no options off the table, and i mean what i say. [appl
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